Church Street

Residents said the June 26, 2014, fatal shooting of James Collins occurred at this duplex in the 1000 block of Church Street in Millville.

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A 26-year-old Millville man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for aggravated manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of James Collins, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Malcolm Walker must serve about 10 years without parole eligibility. Superior Court Judge Cristen P. D’Arrigo delivered the sentence Friday.

Walker is one of five men sentenced in connection with Collins’ death June 26, 2014.

Collins, 22, of Powell Street, was shot about 12:45 a.m. while running into a house in the 1000 block of Church Street. He had been talking to friends on the front porch when shots rang out, police said.

Police alleged Walker shot Collins. They also alleged Walker and the other suspects were key members of the Sex, Money, Murder affiliate of the Bloods street gang in the city.

Venon Blackwell, 33, and Dejohn Wilmore, 25, were each sentenced to five years in state prison last month for unlawful possession of a handgun.

Detyren Hatch, 26, and Carlos Vellon, 30, were sentenced for conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. Hatch was sentenced to five years in state prison and Vellon was sentenced to eight years.

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